Malaysia

  • Malaysia targets three medals at World Skills Competition in Russia

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    Malaysia targets three medals at World Skills Competition in Russia

    PUTRAJAYA, June 17 — Malaysia has set a target of bringing back at least one gold and two other medals at the World Skills Competition to be held from August 22-27 in Kazan,...

  • Ex-IGP: Wang Kelian, a safe haven for Thai human traffickers

    16 hours ago

    Ex-IGP: Wang Kelian, a safe haven for Thai human traffickers

    PUTRAJAYA, June 17 — The temporary transit camps in Wang Kelian, Perlis is a safe haven for human trafficking camps operating in Thailand, said former Inspector-General of...

  • Dr M calls for high-tech investments from UK

    14 hours ago

    Dr M calls for high-tech investments from UK

    LONDON, June 17 — Malaysia seeks investments in the high-technology sector in line with the country’s goals of providing high income for its people, said Prime Minister Tun Dr...

  • Minister: Private sector’s initiatives to help reduce road accidents welcomed

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    Minister: Private sector’s initiatives to help reduce road accidents welcomed

    NILAI, June 17 — The government welcomes initiatives by the private sector to help reduce road accidents, says Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook. He said apart from...

  • Last week’s sex videos: 17 police reports, 21 statements recorded so far in ongoing probe

    17 hours ago

    Last week’s sex videos: 17 police reports, 21 statements recorded so far in ongoing probe

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 17 — The police have recorded 21 statements as part of investigations into the sex videos implicating Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, Deputy Inspector-General...

  • Publisher unhappy he was issued double summons by traffic police

    16 hours ago

    Publisher unhappy he was issued double summons by traffic police

    IPOH, June 17 — Unhappy after being handed a double summons, a 56-year-old publisher has vowed to fight his case in court. Ng Chee Guan said he was stopped by police during a...

  • In Johor, cops say solved 87 out of 143 missing persons cases

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    In Johor, cops say solved 87 out of 143 missing persons cases

    JOHOR BARU, June 17 — The Johor police clarified today that they have successfully solved more than half of the 143 missing persons cases reported this year, where the majority...

  • Witness in defamation suit says no malice against Guan Eng

    14 hours ago

    Witness in defamation suit says no malice against Guan Eng

    GEORGE TOWN, June 17 — A witness in former Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng’s defamation suit told the High Court here today that it was not his intention to disparage the...

  • Health minister verifies Kuala Koh Orang Asli hit by measles outbreak

    19 hours ago

    Health minister verifies Kuala Koh Orang Asli hit by measles outbreak

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 17 — The mystery ailment afflicting dozens of Batek Orang Asli in Kuala Koh, Kelantan has turned out to be measles. Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad said Health...

  • Kelantan MB: Federal govt will pay oil royalty

    16 hours ago

    Kelantan MB: Federal govt will pay oil royalty

    KOTA BARU, June 17 — The Kelantan government is confident the federal government will pay the petroleum royalty to the state despite several postponements, said Mentri Besar...

  • In Najib trial, documents show top SRC execs colluded on RM140m S. American ‘investment’

    18 hours ago

    In Najib trial, documents show top SRC execs colluded on RM140m S. American ‘investment’

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 17 — Documents suggesting former SRC International Sdn Bhd chief executive Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil had colluded with the company’s former director Datuk...

  • Don’t rely on FDI to be Malaysia’s ‘saviours’, says KRI economic adviser

    18 hours ago

    Don’t rely on FDI to be Malaysia’s ‘saviours’, says KRI economic adviser

    PETALING JAYA, June 17 — Prominent economist Jomo Kwame Sundaram today cautioned the government against being too caught up in rising foreign direct investments flowing into...

  • 15 hours ago

    DAP’s Ronnie Liu urged MACC to probe into PJ City Council enforcers demanded bribes from traders

    SHAH ALAM, June 17 — Selangor DAP secretary Ronnie Liu has urged the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to probe into several Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ)...

  • Former auditor-general calls for stick to stop govt procurement bleed

    18 hours ago

    Former auditor-general calls for stick to stop govt procurement bleed

    PETALING JAYA, June 17 — Punitive measures will be more effective stopping financial losses resulting from civil servant negligence or fraud in public procurement, Tan Sri...

  • Penang CM hopeful of federal approval for land reclamation, LRT projects this year

    19 hours ago

    Penang CM hopeful of federal approval for land reclamation, LRT projects this year

    GEORGE TOWN, June 17 — Chow Kon Yeow is upbeat that his Penang government will be able to secure the federal government’s go-ahead this year for its controversial land...

  • Good governance not a copy-paste job, KRI economist says

    17 hours ago

    Good governance not a copy-paste job, KRI economist says

    PETALING JAYA, June 17 — Malaysia should chart its own path when it comes to finding the right formula for good governance instead of simply copying the guidelines provided by...

  • Dr M: Brits' assumption that Malays are lazy not necessarily the truth

    1 day ago

    Dr M: Brits' assumption that Malays are lazy not necessarily the truth

    LONDON, June 17 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said that there are many hardworking Malays in the country who are working tirelessly to improve their lives. He...

  • Perak Amanah leader accuses PAS of insulting young voters

    16 hours ago

    Perak Amanah leader accuses PAS of insulting young voters

    IPOH, June 17 — PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang had insulted young voters who helped elect Pakatan Harapan (PH) into power last year, Amanah’s Hasnul Zulkarnain Abd...

  • Sarawak aims to be net food exporter by 2030, CM says

    17 hours ago

    Sarawak aims to be net food exporter by 2030, CM says

    KUCHING, June 17 — The Sarawak government is making use of the state’s huge landmass to transform the way it farms so it can become a net food exporter within the next 11...

  • CM: Sarawak will benefit if Indonesia moves capital to Kalimantan

    17 hours ago

    CM: Sarawak will benefit if Indonesia moves capital to Kalimantan

    KUCHING, June 17 — Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg believes that the state will benefit if Indonesia decides to shift its administrative capital from Java to...

  • Penang mulls proper annual financial aid for national schools

    19 hours ago

    Penang mulls proper annual financial aid for national schools

    GEORGE TOWN, June 17 — Despite limited finances, the Penang government is considering an annual fund to assist primary and secondary national schools statewide. Currently, the...

  • CM says will review Penang reclamation project if Putrajaya funds LRT for state

    20 hours ago

    CM says will review Penang reclamation project if Putrajaya funds LRT for state

    GEORGE TOWN, June 17 — The Penang government will relook the scale of its proposed south reclamation project if the federal government helps fund part of its transport master...

  • Source rubbishes Raja Petra’s bid to link Anwar’s pol sec to Azmin’s sex video accuser

    20 hours ago

    Source rubbishes Raja Petra’s bid to link Anwar’s pol sec to Azmin’s sex video accuser

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 17 — There is no truth to Raja Petra Kamarudin’s claim that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s political secretary was involved in trying to help Haziq Abdullah...

  • Three-year-old boy is latest Kuala Koh Orang Asli death, state dept director says

    20 hours ago

    Three-year-old boy is latest Kuala Koh Orang Asli death, state dept director says

    KOTA BARU, June 17 — The critically ill three-year-old Orang Asli boy from the Batek tribe who was warded at the Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital here, died yesterday....

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    Kelantan wants Tok Bali ECRL station to serve as cargo, passenger station

    KOTA BARU, June 17 — The Kelantan government has applied to the federal government to allow the Tok Bali East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) to serve as both cargo and passenger station...

  • Proton Persona driver dies after car collides with lorry in Pagoh

    21 hours ago

    Proton Persona driver dies after car collides with lorry in Pagoh

    MUAR, June 17 — A 31-year-old man was killed when his Proton Persona collided with a five-tonne lorry in front of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsan Perdana along Jalan Muar-Labis in...

  • Wang Kelian RCI enters 16th day

    23 hours ago

    Wang Kelian RCI enters 16th day

    PUTRAJAYA, June 17 —  The public hearing of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on the discovery of transit camps and graves in Wang Kelian, Perlis enters its 16th day...

  • Report: Jho Low’s aunt still secretary of former 1MDB unit TRX City

    23 hours ago

    Report: Jho Low’s aunt still secretary of former 1MDB unit TRX City

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 17 — Goh Gaik Kim, maternal aunt to fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, remains the company secretary at TRX City Sdn Bhd, a former subsidiary of...

  • Kit Siang: Slow justice on 1MDB price to restore confidence in Malaysia’s law, judges

    1 day ago

    Kit Siang: Slow justice on 1MDB price to restore confidence in Malaysia’s law, judges

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 17 — Lim Kit Siang today acknowledged that Malaysia appears slow in doling out justice on those who pilfered from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) after...

  • Khairy joins the race for Malaysian Paralympic Council president post

    1 day ago

    Khairy joins the race for Malaysian Paralympic Council president post

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 17 — Khairy Jamaluddin, the former youth and sports minister, will join the race for Malaysian Paralympic Council’s (MPC) presidency and is set to become...

  • Dr M engages audience with wit and humour during Cambridge talk

    1 day ago

    Dr M engages audience with wit and humour during Cambridge talk

    CAMBRIDGE June 17 — The subject matter covered was not much different from the talk he delivered at Oxford Union in January, yet Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad kept the...

  • Authorities vigilant but downplay local concerns as African swine fever sweeps Asia

    1 day ago

    Authorities vigilant but downplay local concerns as African swine fever sweeps Asia

    GEORGE TOWN, June 17 — Malaysia has adequate pork and pig product supplies to meet local demand, Sim Tze Tzin said amid concern that an African swine fever (ASF) outbreak may...

  • Dr M joins Malaysians in London Raya do

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    Dr M joins Malaysians in London Raya do

    LONDON, June 16 — Hundreds of people today thronged the Malaysian High Commission’s Hari Raya Aidilfitri open house function at the High Commisioner’s residence in...